Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea. Many people are confident in their ability to recognize phishing scams a mile away. In a recent survey, however, only 5% of the respondents had a 100-percent success rate in spotting simulated attacks aimed at stealing their sensitive information. … More Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

Face scanning – privacy concern or identity protection?

What issues would face scanning attached to a mobile device resolve and, if used correctly, would it make the incursion into my privacy acceptable? On December 1st, China’s regulation requiring people to have their face scanned when subscribing for a new mobile phone took effect. If you were not aware of this regulation your initial … More Face scanning – privacy concern or identity protection?

Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait

After the TV Licence scam ESET Ireland warned last month and sextortion the month before that, cybercriminals are again using a household name to trick people into paying. ESET Ireland is warning Irish users not to fall for the professional-looking phishing attempt, pretending to be a reminder from Vodafone to check your invoice details for … More Another phishing email in Irish mailboxes, this time using Vodafone invoice as bait

Identity theft accounts for ‘majority of data breaches’

Theft of identities along with personal information still accounts for the majority of data breaches, a new global survey by Gemalto has found. According to the 2015 Breach Level Index (BLI), identity theft accounted for 53% of all data breaches as well as 40% of “all compromised records” last year. Jason Hart, vice president and … More Identity theft accounts for ‘majority of data breaches’